Monday, June 4, 2012
The Tigers faced the Newton South Lions in the South Div. 1 boys volleyball final Sunday afternoon.
Facing their cross-town rivals for the third year in a row, the Newton North Tigers had quite a match up in the 2012 South Div. 1 final against Newton South. Nevertheless, the north side team defended their division crown, as they successfully defeated the Lions 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Quincy High School. The Tigers, who are now 19-1 on the 2012 season, will move on to the state tournament. As of Sunday evening, the teams and game times for the state tournament were not yet announced. This is the third year in a row the two Newton teams have faced off in the boys volleyball South Div. 1 final; last year, Newton North took the title and in 2010, Newton South came out on top. No. 5-ranked Newton South team started its tournament play with…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Lions and Tigers will go head to head again in the division finals.
Facing off for the third year in a row, the Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams will both take the court in the South Div. 1 finals. The No. 5-ranked Newton South team defeated North Quincy during last night's semifinal match in North Quincy, with the Lions taking down the top-seeded team 3-1. Meanwhile, at Newton North, the No. 2-ranked Tigers took down No. 3-ranked Needham, defeating the Rockets 3-0 in the other South Div. 1 semifinal match. Last year, the North and South teams faced off in the finals, with Newton North coming out on top. The year before that, Newton South took the title. Tigers vs. Rockets Throughout the first two sets, the Newton North boys seemed to anticipate every move the Rockets made; the team …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Newton North loses to Haverhill, 3-2.
Exhibiting a resilient nature, the Newton North boys volleyball team dug itself out of a two-games-to-none hole to Haverhill, forcing a fifth game in the Div. 1 state semi-final Thursday night at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. There, the Tigers seized a 8-5 advantage on an Eric Hollenberg kill before the Hillies tied the game and eventually went on to the 15-11 triumph. That gave Haverhill the 3-2 victory and a shot at the state title against Lincoln-Sudbury Monday. The score of the other sets were 27-25, 25-20, 12-25, 21-25. “That team played really well,” said Tigers head coach Richard Barton. “We faltered a little bit at the end in the fifth game. That’s really unfortunate. I feel really badly. We had so many players who …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Temperatures are expected to reach near 100 degrees today, so plan ways to cool off throughout the day. Find an air-conditioned building, drink plenty of water and make sure to check on elderly family and neighbors. The Newton North High School boys volleyball team will face Haverhill tonight in semi-final game for the the all-state tournament. The game begins at 7 p.m. and will take place at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Stay tuned to Patch for coverage! There will be a community meeting tonight for the proposed Riverside Station mixed-use development. The meeting is open to all community members looking to voice their opinion about the proposed 1.6 million square ft. development. The meeting will be held in the Williams School …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
North and South teams both won semi-final matches tonight 3-1 and 3-0, respectively
The South Div. 1 Finals for boys volleyball will be certainly be one to watch. Each having wins in semi-final matches tonight, the Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball team will face off in the divisional finals. The date and place for the final match has not been announced. No. 4-ranked South took the first semi-final win of the night, beating No. 1 Barnstable 3-0 in Barnstable. According to Boston.com stats, the two-time defending champion Lions won the first game 25-18, the second 27-25 and the third game 25-15. Back in Newton, the No. 2-ranked Tigers faced off against No. 3 North Quincy and took the match 3-1. The first game went to the Tigers 25-18 and the second went to North Quincy 27-25. The Tigers took game three and …
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The History Book Club will meet today at the Jackson Homestead and Museum for a discussion of The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. New members are always welcome. Both the Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams will play in Div. 1 South semi-final matches tonight. No. 4-ranked Newton South will face No. 1 Barnstable in Barnstable at 6:30 p.m. and No. 2 Newton North will face North Quincy at 7 p.m. in Newton. Stay tuned to Patch for complete coverage! Have you checked out our new Local Voices section of Patch? We have plenty of interesting blog entries coming in from locals and even more are on the way. Are you interested in blogging for …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Newton North beats Brockton, 3-0.
The No. 2 Newton North boys volleyball team reaped the fruit of its preparation Tuesday night as the Tigers demolished No. 7 Brockton, 3-0, in the Div. 1 South Sectional quarterfinals. The Black and Orange dominated the first two sets winning both 25-8, but the Boxers (11-8) showed signs of life in the third game before eventually falling to the score of 25-20. “It is very pleasing when our team comes out and plays entirely sharp according to our game plan,” said Newton North head coach Richard Barton. “Doesn’t happen very often in sports at any level. They passed everything. They hit everything in. They blocked everything. They got everything in defense. They served in. It is sort of like that perfect wave.” Newton North (15-2) will look …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Tigers defeated No. 7 Brockton tonight 3-0.
Following in the footsteps of their South-side counterparts, the Newton North boys volleyball team defeated Brockton tonight in a quarterfinal game for the MIAA south sectional tournament. The No. 2-ranked Tigers took down No. 7 Brockton 3-0 in the home match, winning game one 25-8, game two 25-8 and game three 25-20. With tonight's win, the Tigers will move on to play in a semi-final match this Thursday at 7 p.m. They will face the winner of the No. 3 North Quincy and No. 6 New Bedford game, which is being played tonight in North Quincy. The Lions also play a semi-final match on Thursday, facing top-seeded Barnstable in Barnstable at 6:30 p.m. Tune in to Newton Patch tomorrow morning for full game story from tonight.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Both Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams have made it into the south sectional tourney.
With both the Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams having impressive, .800+ record seasons, it's no surprise both teams made it into the top five slots for the MIAA south divisional tournament. The brackets, which were announced yesterday, place Newton North (14-2) in the second seed and Newton South (16-4) in the fourth seed. Both teams have a bye in the first round of play. North's first tourney game -- part of the quarterfinal round -- is scheduled for Tues., May 24, at 7 p.m. in the Newton North gym. The Tigers will face the winner of the first round match between Brockton (#7) and B.C. High (#10), which will be played this Friday at 7 p.m. in Brockton. South will also play its first tourney game in the quarterfinal …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Newton North defeated Brookline 3-0 Monday afternoon.
Facing Brookline is always a big game, no matter what the sport may be. Newton North stood up to that rivalry Monday afternoon as they beat Brookline 3-0. "Our players played pretty sharp today," said Newton North Head Coach Richard Barton, adding that "although Brookline didn't have the most energetic game I've ever seen, it's still an accomplishment for our own team." With the win, the Tigers move to 11-2 on the season while Brookline falls to 8-4, according to Boston.com standings.